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Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores Ranks No. 12 On List Of Top 100 Franchises For 2015 »

January 28, 2015 at 3:58AM PST | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Franchise Gator Recognizes Leading National Retail Franchise for Financial Stability, Growth, Transparency, Engagement, Continuity and Sustainability
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) ranks No. 12 on Franchise Gator's list of Top 100 Franchises for 2015.
The franchise site studied hundreds of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) to narrow down the list of top franchise opportunities for the New Year, and rated Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores high for outstanding financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability. The Company franchises three store formats that focus on selling home appliances, hardware, tools, lawn and garden equipment and more – Sears Home Appliance Showrooms, Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores and Sears Outlet Stores...

Owner Trades Pizza For Pork With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Buena Park »

January 28, 2015 at 3:53AM PST | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

January 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // Buena Park, CA - Richard Foiles spent over 10 years running a successful pizza restaurant. While visiting a nearby Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Foiles fell in love with the food and the fast casual concept. On Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m., Foiles opens his first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Buena Park. The location celebrates with a three day grand opening.
"California has really embraced our brand," said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "I get excited with every new opening and every new guest that we introduce to our slow smoked barbecue."
Three day grand opening includes:

Thursday offers the first 50 guests gift cards ranging from $5 to $50.
Friday includes t-shirts, sunglasses and more when Dickey's Barbecue offers all day merchandise giveaways...

McAlister's Deli Coming In April To Goldsboro, NC »

January 27, 2015 at 12:02PM PST | Source: McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Opportunities Available

CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today that it will open a location in Goldsboro, NC in April 2015 at 431 North Berkley Boulevard. The new location will be owned and operated by the Charlotte-based franchise group, Southern Deli (SD) Holdings. Goldsboro will mark the 24th location in the state for SD Holdings.
"McAlister's Deli is pleased to become a part of the Goldsboro community," said SD Holdings CEO, Yaron Goldman. "We look forward to bringing McAlister's friendly atmosphere, unique menu and genuine hospitality to the local residents of Goldsboro."
The Goldsboro McAlister's Deli location will offer takeout and outdoor dining options with a pick-up window and patio for guests...

Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park – Opens Franchise Location In Mount Kisco, New York »

January 27, 2015 at 11:56AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Mount Kisco, NY, January 27, 2015 – Rockin' Jump® – The Ultimate Trampoline Park – is thrilled to announce the opening of a new franchise location at 333 North Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Tel: 914-743-5730. Online reservations can be made at http://mtk.rockinjump.com.
Rockin' Jump locations feature trampoline related activities for the entire family – including open jump arenas, jump pools with crash bags or foam cubes, trampoline dodge ball courts, 360 Slam Dunk basketball arenas and the X-Beam challenge – and also offer fitness classes, birthday parties, and healthy dining options.
Like all Rockin' Jump locations, the Mount Kisco franchise is dedicated to Safe...

Retro Fitness On Track For 200 New Gyms In Two Years »

January 27, 2015 at 11:51AM PST | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Closes Out 2014 with 200,000+ New Members, Top Industry Ratings and Added Value Offerings
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // COLTS NECK, N.J. – Across the burgeoning $27 billion fitness industry, it’s common for fads and concepts to become obsolete overnight; however the survivors who will withstand the test of time are those that couple affordability with a first-class experience. Retro Fitness has set itself apart from competition by using this as the foundation of the company. By remaining sensibly priced in conjunction with launching various new initiatives in 2014, the fast-growing franchise is ready to continue industry dominance across the nation in the New Year.
With 120 gyms open in 15 states and an additional 100 gyms in the development pipeline, Retro Fitness plans to have over 300 locations in its franchise system within the next two years...

CruiseOne® Certified As A World-Class Franchise By The Franchise Research Institute »

January 27, 2015 at 11:38AM PST | Source: CruiseOne

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lincoln, Neb. – CruiseOne®, a leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute® for 2015.
The recognition comes after an independent survey conducted by the Franchise Research Institute. The survey was designed to determine the level of franchisee satisfaction within the CruiseOne franchise system.
"One of the most important means of creating and maintaining a truly successful franchise system is to meet or exceed the expectations of its franchisees," says Jeff Johnson, founder and CEO of the Franchise Research Institute. "A key step in this process is to obtain open, honest feedback from franchisees through confidential, third-party research...

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria Bringing Authentic Neapolitan Pizza To The Bay Area »

January 27, 2015 at 11:28AM PST | Source: Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria

First local restaurant scheduled to open in Santa Rosa in March
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria is bringing an authentic taste of Naples to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The only "create-your-own" concept of its kind with a World Pizza Champion at the helm is looking to open as many as 20 Bay Area restaurants over the next several years. The area's first restaurant is slated to open in Santa Rosa in March, and will take over the space previously occupied by Arrigoni's Deli & Cafe for nearly 40 years.
"Persona′s expansion into the Bay Area is a major milestone for the brand as we expand beyond our Santa Barbara roots," said World Pizza Champion and Persona co-founder Glenn Cybulski, who is also recognized as one of the Top 10 Pizzaiolos in the United States...

Burger 21 Expands Presence In Texas With Signing Of Franchise Agreements In Dallas And McAllen »

January 27, 2015 at 11:23AM PST | Source: Burger 21
Burger 21 Opportunities Available

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Exhibit at Franchise Expo South in Houston, Feb. 5-7
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21®, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, today announced that it has signed franchise agreements to develop an additional restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and its first restaurant in McAllen, Texas. The Tampa-based chain currently has Texas locations in development in Irving and Austin. To date, Burger 21 has 15 open locations and 25 franchised restaurants in development across the country.
"We are pleased with the success that Burger 21 has already experienced in Texas and optimistic about our future growth throughout the Midwest," said Mark Johnston, Burger 21 founder and president...

IHG To Launch Holiday Inn Express & Suites Near Bangkok General Hospital »

January 27, 2015 at 10:43AM PST | Source: Holiday Inn Express

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel groups, has signed a management agreement with Prime Living Soonvijai Co. Ltd, to develop Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Soi Soonvijai in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 200-room property will offer guests comfort and convenience at a great price with a mix of rooms and suites designed to create a homely residential environment to meet the needs of travellers staying for an extended period of time.
Slated for completion in 2018, the hotel will be adjacent to Bangkok General Hospital's flagship medical facility – ideal for travellers looking for fuss-free accommodation close to the hospital. Soi Soonvijai, which connects to Bangkok's major roads, also provides convenient access to the main city centre and Central Business District (CBD)...

SSCP Management Finalizes Acquisition Of Roy's Restaurant »

January 27, 2015 at 9:48AM PST | Source: Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - In an announcement made earlier today, successful Dallas businessman, Applebee's franchisee and philanthropist, Sunil Dharod, President and Chief Executive Officer of SSCP Management, officially added the Roy's Restaurant chain to his restaurant portfolio.
In late 2014 Bloomin' Brands announced their intention to sell its interest in the Roy's concept to United Ohana, LLC, a new division of Dharod's SSCP Management, Inc. Dharod, who has been involved in the restaurant industry for over thirty years with multiple concepts, is also the owner of the Apple Texas Group which owns and operates 69 Applebee's restaurants located throughout Texas. In addition to his leadership in the restaurant industry, Dharod also owns several commercial real estate properties...

Pinot's Palette-Alamo Heights Holds 2nd Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting And Reception »

January 27, 2015 at 9:28AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

Senator Leticia Van de Putte officiates the unveiling of the commemorative painting "Starry Night Over San Antone"
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - Pinot's Palette-Alamo Heights is pleased to announce their momentous celebration, the 2nd Anniversary Ribbon Cutting hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 4th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at their studio located in The Collection Shopping Center, 7959 Broadway Ste. 402, San Antonio, 78209. Honored guest, Senator, Leticia Van de Putte, will inaugurate the reception with an official unveiling of the commemorative painting, "Starry Night Over San Antone" created by local Artist, Bianca Alvarez.
Proprietors Cristina Canales and Terry Narazaki are very pleased about cutting the ribbon to mark their second year in business...

Senior Care Franchise, Home Care Assistance, Expands To Australia »

January 27, 2015 at 9:24AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - Home Care Assistance, North America's premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce its expansion to Australia. As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age, senior care is and will continue to be one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide. Home Care Assistance carefully researched the Australian market and determined that it was the ideal place to launch the company's international efforts. Australians now claim the fourth-longest life expectancy in the world, and current forecasts suggest that by 2020 nearly 16.8% of Australians will be 65 years or older and that one in ten people over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with dementia. Thus, there will be a growing and sustained need for high quality home care options across the continent...

Demand For Functional Home Improvements Leads To Record Growth Year For ShelfGenie »

January 27, 2015 at 9:16AM PST | Source: ShelfGenie

"Cabinet Whisperer" Expands Into 21 New Territories in 2014; Experiences a 24 Percent Increase in Retail Sales
ATLANTA - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Consumer spending on functional home improvements is on the rise. Not only are people looking to add value to their home, but they are seeking ways to improve accessibility and organization of spaces utilized on a daily basis. As homeowners are progressively transforming often-overlooked places, such as cabinets, it has led to a record growth year for ShelfGenie, the industry leader in custom designed, pull-out cabinet shelving solutions.
With more than 160 locally owned and operated franchise locations operating throughout 22 states and Canada, ShelfGenie closed out 2014 with the addition of nine new franchise owners and expansion into 21 new territories across North America...

Entrepreneur Magazine Names National Property Inspections, Inc., A Top 500 Franchise Of 2015 »

January 27, 2015 at 9:03AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

NPI/GPI has made the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® every year for more than a decade.
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. -  National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is once again pleased to be included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, which ranks the best franchises based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.
The most important factors in the Franchise 500® formula include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Entrepreneur also considers the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it’s been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing...

Sign Of A New Pizza Era: Marco's Pizza Breaks Top 100 In Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 »

January 27, 2015 at 8:58AM PST | Source: Marco's Pizza
Marco's Pizza Opportunities Available

Nation's Fastest Growing Pizza Company Continues Climb to Top of Category
TOLEDO, Ohio - January 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In a telling sign that the nation's pizza marketplace is changing, Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, has claimed the No. 95 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500® list – a major stride for a relatively new player in the fiercely competitive category.
While this is the sixth consecutive year Marco's has been featured on this prestigious list that ranks the country's franchises across all industries, it is the first time the company has broken into the Top 100.
Noted as the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, the 36th annual Franchise 500® recognized Marco's Pizza for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the franchise system...

Christian Brothers Automotive Opens New Location In Huntersville »

January 27, 2015 at 8:19AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Huntersville, NC – (January 23, 2015) – Christian Brothers Automotive, the automotive repair shop known for its commitment to honesty, integrity and excellent customer service, opened a new location this month situated at 16618 Old Statesville Road in Huntersville, North Carolina. Colleen Manno in her new Huntersville store
Located near the southeast corner of Sam Furr Rd (Hwy 73) and Old Statesville Rd (Hwy 115) across from the CVS parking lot, the nearly 5,000 square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an comfortable lobby with a home-charm décor that features upscale furniture, decorative lighting, artwork and hardwood floors. Christian Brothers also offers a free courtesy shuttle vehicle to transport you to and from work, home or errands while your vehicle is being serviced...

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens First Hotel In Richland »

January 27, 2015 at 8:14AM PST | Source: Homewood Suites by Hilton

Property Features Scenic Views of the Columbia River with Other Value-Added Amenities
RICHLAND, Wash. and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Richland.
The four-story hotel, owned by Hotel Investors Richland, LLC, is the sixth Homewood Suites property in the state and features 115 suites. Erica Lewis, general manager, and Julia Thomas, director of sales, have been in the hotel industry for a combined 10 years.
"At Homewood Suites Richland, guests will enjoy our Tuscan-inspired clubhouse and scenic views of the Columbia River, in addition to comfortable suites, complimentary Wi-Fi and daily breakfast," said Erica Lewis, general manager...

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Makes Entrepreneur's List Of Top Franchise Opportunities »

January 27, 2015 at 7:57AM PST | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Ranked the Top Carpet Cleaning Franchise; A Top Opportunity in Multiple Categories
NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - Chem-Dry, the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, has once again made Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list of top franchise opportunities, and is the top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for the 27th consecutive year.
The highly competitive list considers factors such as financial performance of franchisees, investment cost, and the size of the franchise system. Entrepreneur also named Chem-Dry a Top Home-Based Business, a Top Franchise for Minorities, a Top Franchise for Veterans, and a Top Low Cost Franchise Opportunity.
"Chem-Dry continues to prove its staying power and versatility as a brand," Chem-Dry CEO Dan Tarantin said...

Shane's Rib Shack Of Monroe Opened Monday! »

January 27, 2015 at 7:34AM PST | Source: Shane's Rib Shack

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // MONROE, GA - Shane's Rib Shack, a leader in fast-casual barbecue, will open its 42nd Georgia location, and 70th restaurant nationwide, today in Monroe, GA. The new restaurant created more than 30 new jobs for the area.
Shane's is famous for their slow smoked ribs, BBQ pork, chicken and wings along with their mouth watering BBQ sauce. Make no doubt about it,.. they smoke their BBQ fresh onsite every day! Their famous irresistible signature sandwich, the Big Dad®, is a half pound of BBQ chopped pork between two toasted pieces of Texas toast! And if their amazing food and exceptional service wasn't enough, Shane's is celebrating their Monroe opening by giving away The Ultimate Cooking Experience - a Big Green Egg to one lucky customer!
Additionally, Shane's Rib Shack will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Walton County Chamber of Commerce Monday, January 26th...

VFW And Sport Clips Haircuts Award Scholarships Totaling More Than $288,000 »

January 27, 2015 at 7:12AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Service members and veterans receive needed financial aid for Spring 2015
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 70 veterans and service members have been awarded VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships" this spring, totaling more than $288,000.
Help A Hero Scholarships are awarded exclusively to service members and veterans to help cover the cost of tuition and fees. Scholarships are available for both spring and fall semesters. Recipients are encouraged to reapply as they continue their education.
Here is the complete list of spring recipients.
Launched in 2013, the Help A Hero Scholarship program has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to service members and veterans...



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